Shitty Doors of Perception- saving the planet one shit at a time…

I shit therefore I am.

golden-poo.jpg image from link

India’s sanitation specialist Sulabh International, led by its visionary founder Bindeshwar Pathak, has succeeded in developing a strong raw material out of human waste and Mexico-based designers Santiago Sierra and Mariana David have designed doors out it.
The doors have been put on display at the Lisson Art Gallery of London. The exhibition of these human excreta-based doors was inaugurated Nov 29.

Pathak, the brain behind this discovery, said the Mexican designers have succeeded in designing 22 sculptures in the shape and size of doors out of manure from human excreta obtained from the pits of Sulabh lavatories.Twenty-one such doors are at the London exhibition and one has been put on display at the Delhi-based Sulabh Museum of Toilets.

Pathak said the discovery was another milestone to protect the environment by saving millions of trees from being felled for timber. The works capture the history and present condition of Indian society, in particular, of the members of its lowest cast, the scavengers, said a Sulabh International press statement.

Art lovers and designers are showing a keen interest in these doors at the exhibition and are planning to visit Sulabh to get a first hand experience of the door making process.The Sulabh researchers are now trying to make different kinds of furniture, doors and other sculptures out of human excreta.

read the whole article at http://www.hindustantimes.com

Well…perhaps it is time we became more intimate with our shit…

a brief interlude on just this… This is the short film written by, directed, and starring Michel Gondry, as a man who, one day, is chased by his own turd (“The Turd” played by David Cross).

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